The day after the Raiders season ended, they signed nine of their ten Practice squad players to reserve/future contracts. The one player who was not brought back was Johnny Holton. Instead they signed former Chargers punter Drew Kaser who will offer competition with Johnny Townsend. Now two weeks later, he has found a home in Philadelphia with the Eagles, who have signed him to a reserve future contract.
Holton was an undrafted free agent signing by the Raiders in 2016 out of Cincinnati. He made the team out of camp and spent three years in Oakland. He was a standout mostly as a gunner on special teams, but with the coaching change came a change at gunner as well and he was relegated to the practice squad along with a position change.
Holton was no longer listed as a wide receiver, but a defensive back for the scout team. Though when he was called up for one game this season, it was said to be as a wide receiver and even saw a target from Derek Carr. The following week he was waived again and sent back to the practice squad.
Holton had just 11 catches for 252 yards and 3 touchdowns in his three seasons in Oakland. He also had six carries for 43 yards.